The stage was set for Ricky Rubio to collapse under the weight of his own hype in the Minnesota Timberwolvesâ€™ regular season debut on Tuesday night. For months now this young, unproven Spanish point guard has received the kind of buzz generally reserved for folks who donâ€™t have the curse of David Kahn hanging over their little heads. Failure, unfortunately, seemed all but inevitable.
Shockingly enough, though, Rubio actually looked pretty good against a stout Oklahoma City Thunder defense in his first legitimate non-preseason NBA playing time of the year. All in all, he played a grand total of 26 minutes and picked up six points, six assists and five rebounds all the while not putting up a single turnover. The defense needs work but, if Tuesday night was any indication, Timberwolves fans (those exist, right?) have a lot to look forward to.
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